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Jeff Riger

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 04: Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings skates with the puck during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on April 4, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 4-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bruins Series Hits Close To Home For Wings’ Brendan Smith, His Brother [BLOG]

Not only does Smith get to play in round one of the playoffs starting Friday in Boston, but he also gets to compete against his brother in the process.

97.1 The Ticket–04/15/2014

Dan Orlovsky #6 of the Detroit Lions looks for a receiver against the Green Bay Packers on December 28, 2008 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. he Packers defeated the Lions 31-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) FILE

Jeff Riger: Lions Signing Orlovsky For Back-Up QB Is Disappointing

They should have drafted a guy that they targeted and could develop. A player, that could eventually challenge Stafford for playing time if he struggles.

97.1 The Ticket–04/02/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 21: President CEO General Manager David Dombrowski talks to the press during the retirement announcement of manager Jim Leyland at Comerica Park on October 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Tigers Biggest Problem [BLOG]

It’s pretty safe to say that the majority of Tiger fans hate what has happened this offseason.

97.1 The Ticket–03/26/2014

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 14: Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to get to the puck against Martin Marincin #85 of the Edmonton Oilers during the second period at Joe Louis Arena on March 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

If Wings Are To Make the Playoffs Again, It’ll Be Because Of Nyquist [BLOG]

The Wings have way too many injuries and in the last 24 hours they have a couple more.

97.1 The Ticket–03/19/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 16: The Michigan State Spartans celebrate after the 69-55 win over the Michigan Wolverines during the finals of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

MSU Whiners Get Last Laugh [BLOG]

I was wrong…again!

97.1 The Ticket–03/17/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Todd Bertuzzi #44 of the Detroit Red Wings wraps around the net as Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2014 in New York City.The New York Rangers defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

It’s Impressive Wings Still Have A Chance. Yes, Really [BLOG]

With some wins they can be right back in the thick of things.

97.1 The Ticket–03/12/2014

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 14:  General manager Ken Holland of the Detroit Red Wings accepts the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for Player who Displays Gentlemanly Conduct for Pavel Datsyuk (not pictured) onstage during the 2007 NHL Awards Show at the Elgin Theatre on June 14, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario.  (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

You Can’t Blame Holland for Datsyuk and Zetterberg Being Out [BLOG]

But the amount of time Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are missing is not his fault.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2014

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 03: Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings at American Airlines Center on January 3, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

What Three Forwards Were the Toughest For Lidstrom to Play Against? [VIDEO]

You already remember what he did in the biggest games you’ve ever saw.

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2014

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 23: Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings shoots the puck against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on December 23, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Did Nick Lidstrom Get Annoyed That People Constantly Got His Name Wrong? [VIDEO]

It’s one of the oldest bits in Detroit sports talk radio…

97.1 The Ticket–03/06/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 22: Former Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan takes part in the vertical jump drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 22, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

SI’s Peter King Has Lions Taking Michigan’s Taylor Lewan With 10th Pick [BLOG]

This time of year, everybody has an opinion about who the Lions should take with their 10th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft.

97.1 The Ticket–02/24/2014

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